Coachella attendees will no longer be required to be vaccinated towards the coronavirus to achieve entry to the favored California music competition.

The competition introduced the change of coverage on its web site, noting that as an alternative of the jab, attendees can enter with proof of a unfavorable COVID check inside 72 hours of arrival.

“After seeing first-hand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our festivals recently … we feel confident that we can safely update our policy for Coachella,” the submit learn.

Beyonce performs onstage throughout 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 on the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California.  
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The transfer is a reversal from an August announcement by AEG Presents, the live occasions firm behind Coachella, that stated starting Oct. 1 all ticket holders to their occasions have to be vaccinated.

“We have come to the conclusion that, as a market leader, it was up to us to take a real stand on vaccination status,” Jay Marciano, chief working officer of AEG and chairman and CEO of AEG Presents, had stated on the time.